"T-Daddy" Lead Guitar & Vocals -
Playing the Blues has always been Tadd's passion, and is the very foundation of what has become the style for which he's known today! His earliest influences were people like Johnny & Edgar Winter, and Corky Siegel, and he recalls a time, running into Johnny in a club on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, the he was rendered temporarily speechless in his presence. Along with his love for playing guitar, Tadd is also a top-notch singer and has fronted the majority of bands he's been in. After a short stint in college as a music major, he decided the best way to get to the core of the music he so loved, was simply, to just get in it, and that he did with a southern rock/blues band called Plain Dealin. This band, and subsequent bands called The Core and 61 Beale Street, took him to the places he had dreamed of and presented many opportunities for Tadd to work with such notable headliners, as:
Asleep at the Wheel, Koko Taylor, Big Twist, Jimmy Vaughan, Kim Wilson and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Mighty Joe Young, Lonnie Brooks the Kinsey Report, Sugar Blue, Robert Cray, Big Bill Morganfield, Charlie Musselwhite, Otis Redding, Kim Wilson & the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Lonnie Brooks, Shirley King, Pistol Pete, Willie Kent and the Gents & Bonnie Lee, Big Time Sarah, Billy Branch, Carl Weathersby, Jimmy Johnson, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Snooky Pryor, Sam Carr, Frank Frost, David Morgan, Eddie Campbell, Joanna Connor, Little Ed and the Blues Imperials, Kenny Neal, Lemont Cranston, James Cotton, Fruitland Jackson, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Tommy Castro, Carey Bell, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Scott Dirks, Pine Top Perkins, Eddie Clearwater, Henry Townsend, Louisiana Red, Debbie Davies, Philadelphia Jerry Ricks, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Mighty Joe Young, Big Twist & the Mellow Fellows, Otis Rush, Son Seals, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. And most recently, Rare Earth, 38 Special, Michael Schenker, Little River Band, and ZZ Top. “I consider myself pretty lucky to have had those experiences and brushes with greatness”.